Friday, March 22, 2013

World's Cutest Animals: Sloth

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  • Sloths are world-renowned for being "The World's Slowest Animal"
  • Sloths are so sedentary (slow-pokes) that they can actually grow algae (since they're so motionless) on their furry backshelps to camouflage the animal in trees
  • Sloths have a very slow metabolism and low body metabolism and can go for days without eating or drinking
  • Sloths also sleep upside-down for up to 18 hours at a time
  • Mothers also give birth to babies upside-down w/ their babies cling to their mothers until they are able to take care of themselves
  • Sloths are identified by the number of long, prominent claws that they have on each front foot. There are both two-toed and three-toed sloths
  • Sloths are solitary animals and only come together to mate

Momma sloth & baby sloth

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